Mattress Actress is the story of Annika Cleeve’s eighteen years as a sex worker. Her troubled childhood led to working in a brothel by the age of fifteen. From there Annika worked her way up to the high-end parlours, agencies and private work in various parts of Australia and internationally. In this book Annika reveals the truth of a sex worker’s life; the clients, the girls, the parlour bosses, the rip-off merchants, the drug deaths, the white slavery, the discrimination, the corrupt police and politicians, the exotic travel and the money. Finally finding an exit strategy, that didn't require a man on a white stead, but rather a university education. Mattress Actress is a revealing and gutsy look at someone practising the world’s oldest profession in the late twentieth century. From wide-eyed innocent to experienced and successful professional, Annika’s story is both shocking and highly entertaining.
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